Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dermatologist Group Says Accutane Health Risks Outweighed by Benefits

An organization representing U.S. dermatologists say that they believe that the potential risk of bowel problems and suicide from side effects of Accutane are outweighed by the benefits provided by the drug in fighting severe acne. Go here for the full story. The drug's manufacturer discontinued the drug in the United States in June 2009, citing the increased costs associated with litigation over alleged health risks associated with the medication (more than 1,600 people are currently pursuing an Accutane lawsuit), but a number of generic Accutane versions remain available under names such as Claravis, Sotret, Amnesteem and generic isotretinoin.

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